London Company Fined $10,000 For Illegal Pesticide Use
London – A London company was fined $10,000 for offering to perform a mosquito extermination by unauthorized employees and for using a pesticide that was neither federally registered or provincially classified in Canada.
"The Province is always prepared to go to court to defend the natural environment from those who would treat it irresponsibly and cause harm," Environment Minister Jim Bradley.
Great Lakes Lawn Care Inc. operates a landscape company in London. The company offered to perform a mosquito extermination when no employees were authorized to perform the job. An employee applied a mosquito-control pesticide on a property in Parkhill. Following the pesticide application, trees, shrubs, and flower gardens began wilting and dying.
The company was fined a total of $10,000 plus victim fine surcharges of $2,500 and given 90 days to pay the fine.
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